On TV this Friday: The Romanoffs wraps its freshman run, a Midnight, Texas resident is (maybe?) haunted by the past and Jason Momoa returns to the Frontier. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
The Grinch, Frosty and Santa, Romanoffs Finale and More
Season 3 premiere (all six episodes): Jason Momoa’s 18th Century North American fur trade saga returns.
Season 1 finale: A man tries to escape a family curse; Hugh Skinner (Harlots), Hera Hilmar (Da Vinci’s Demons), Ben Miles (The Crown) and JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies) star. (Not yet renewed.)
Rachel is determined to rescue her birth mother after The Messenger reveals she’s being held by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric ward.
Poinsettias for Christmas
A woman (One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Lenz) falls for a local botanist when she returns home to help her father (Dukes of Hazzard‘s John Schneider) on the family’s poinsettia farm. (Holiday weekend TV-movie guide!)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
This 1970 Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic follows a young Kris Kringle as he thwarts the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas customs from the people of Whoville. (DreamWorks Trolls Holiday follows at 8:30 pm.)
Frosty the Snowman
In this 1969 cartoon, comedian Jackie Vernon voices the titular snowman, who sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting. (Frosty Returns follows at 8:30 pm.)
The Washington Huskies take on the Washington State Cougars, live from Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Based on the goofy holiday song, this animated special follows young Jake Spankenheimer’s adventure to find his missing g’ma and prove that Santa Claus is real.
Lem reaches a shocking decision; Olivia is haunted by the past; Fiji seeks outside help; a suicide pits Manfred vs. Kai; this new episode might not air.
Vanessa and Scarlett battle the Third Elder; Vanessa comes to a decision about her path forward.
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape
90 minutes: The comedian’s latest special delves into his wife’s recent medical crisis, which left him contemplating an early retirement.
Two episodes: First up, Catherine (Doll & Em‘s Dolly Wells) finds comfort in a disembodied woman’s voice. Then at midnight, Arnold (Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry) wakes up with no recollection of the previous night.